Jeffrey Epstein’s death has now been officially ruled a suicide by New York City’s chief medical examiner.
Epstein’s death remains under investigation by the FBI and a Justice Department watchdog. Attorney General William Barr, who described himself as “appalled” by Epstein’s death, said Monday that there were “serious irregularities” at the MCC, and vowed, “We will get to the bottom of what happened.”
He was taken off suicide watch, cameras malfunctioned, and guards were nowhere to be found. Did anyone expect a different outcome?
Jeffrey Epstein’s prison death was ruled a suicide by hanging, the New York City medical examiner’s office says. https://t.co/PIfagsz10E
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 16, 2019
Jeffrey Epstein’s prison death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, the medical examiner’s office announced Friday. Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City on August 10.
His death sparked outrage and disbelief over how such a high-profile prisoner, known for socializing with powerful people including presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, could have gone unwatched.
The Bureau of Prisons said Epstein had apparently killed himself, but that didn’t squelch conspiracy theories about his death.
Epstein, who was charged with sexually abusing numerous underage girls over several years, had been placed on suicide watch last month after he was found on his cell floor on July 23 with bruising on his neck. More
Twitter had a few theories:
Forensic experts told the Post that one of the broken bones, the hyoid bone, can occur from hanging but is more frequently associated with homicide victims who died from strangulation
— i C U (@AskPhoebe3) August 16, 2019
Epstein was a coward by committing suicide. Couldn’t face up to all he has done or to face these girls. Why did the Feds take so long to get to all his hideouts. They may have missed out on critical evidence. So angry with how slow they are.
— Anne Fullerton (@afstargazer) August 16, 2019
I suppose “technically” he killed himself. But the entire prison sort of made sure he had every opportunity to do it. So……
— Jeff Kaos (@JeffKaos) August 16, 2019
People need to stop with the conspiracy theories. If one wants to off his or herself it’s fairly easy and the autopsy results suggest that was exactly what was done. Don’t know why people think this is so difficult to do. It’s really not that hard to kill your self if unsupervise
— TJ (@TJ65499473) August 16, 2019
Let’s have a 2nd opinion, from a medical examiner from say…Wichita Kansas. Think will still be suicide?#EpsteinAutopsy#EpsteinSuicide
New York medical examiner: Jeffrey Epstein’s death was a suicide by hanginghttps://t.co/qOBRBApTuR
— Mr Chow (@tonyklinger) August 16, 2019